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Finance Staff Struggle To Engage With Other Departments

Published: Jul 9, 2015

A recent study of CFOs by Robert Half Finance & Accounting has found that the greatest challenge for finance and accounting professionals is learning to interact with a variety of personalities when working with those in other departments. When asked, “Which one ... [ read more ]

Survey: Communication Remains Old School

Published: Jul 6, 2015

Most companies continue to use traditional tools to communicate with employees, according to a recent survey of more than 200 U.S. workers by theEmployeeapp, a mobile internal communications platform. They survey found that most companies aren’t using the communication tools most familiar to Millennial and Gen-X employees, which include smart phones and text messaging. ... [ read more ]

Recent Report Highlights Impact of Bad Bosses on Engagement

Published: Jul 2, 2015

A recent New York Times Sunday Review article entitled “Is Your Boss Mean?” written by researchers who have studied the subject, reported that mean and demeaning bosses not only make people miserable, they significantly affect the ability of employees to do their jobs correctly, as well as their willingness to share information, even when that information could help the organiza... [ read more ]

The Other Side of Corporate Social Responsibility

Published: Jul 1, 2015

Over the last 20 years, many organizations have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at allocating some corporate profits and resources to address social, environmental, or other issues important to the community. In this recent TEDx talk entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business," Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at... [ read more ]

U.S. and China Lead the World in New Buckingham Employee Engagement Index

Published: Jun 29, 2015

The U.S. and China lead the world in employee engagement, according to a new standardized international employee engagement index created by the Marcus Buckingham Company. Called the StandOut Global Engagement Index (GEI), the report compares employee engagement in 13 countries. Spain and Argentina ranked lowest in employee engagement. The company claims that this is the first survey of its kind. “These findings point to two key themes in the state of engagement today... [ read more ]

Salesforce.com Enters Engagement Field

Published: Jun 2, 2015

A recent post on the EEA blog reports that Salesforce.com has released new human resources tools designed, as reported by Techcrunch, “to improve employee engagement.” Based on its announcement, these new technologies will enable companies to handle most routine human resources and benefits processes using various apps... [ read more ]

‘Motivation Europe Live’ Illustrates the Impact of Engagement

Published: Jun 2, 2015

The globalization of the rewards marketplace and the impact of the engagement movement on the rewards & recognition business were on display at Motivation Europe Live, held April 22-23 in London. Produced by the U.K.’s Incentive and Recognition magazine, the expo had about 50 exhibitors. Education consisted of presentations by leading figures in British business... [ read more ]

Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses

Published: Jun 1, 2015

Gallup Business Journal recently reported that employees who work for a female manager in the U.S. are actually more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager. However, only one in three (33%) working Americans say they currently have a female boss. Female managers themselves tend to be more engaged than male managers. Gallup finds that ... [ read more ]

Deloitte: Talent Drought Threatens Supply Chains

Published: May 29, 2015

Deloitte’s newly released 2015 Supply Chain Survey has found that only 45% of supply chain and 40% of procurement executives at U.S.-based global companies are “extremely” or “very” confident that their supply chain organizations have the competencies they need today. ... [ read more ]

Is Engagement a Behavior or an Outcome?

Published: May 28, 2015

Paul Hebert, VP of Solution Design at Symbolist and Social Media Editor for the EEA, recently blogged about a CVS study that highlights the results of experiments the company conducted to see what worked best to get people to quit smoking. The study showed greater behavior change when the subject was “penalized” by forfeiting money in addition to earning awards vs. simply earning a reward. Hebert notes that the net-net here is:... [ read more ]

Driving Engagement through Business Travel - Wed, May 6, 2015 2-3:00 PM EDT - Live Webinar (Event Concluded)

Published: Feb 24, 2015

The impact of well-designed incentive travel and other business travel– as compared to cash and merchandise incentives – appears to be increasing as both consumers and high performers seek tailored experiences over commodity goods aimed at the mass market. But extracting the greatest impact and ROI from investments in business travel requires more imagination and creativity than ever. Join experts from industry, Patty Pae and Sandra Daniel, along with the EEA’s Curriculum Chair, Allan Schweyer, as they discuss and demonstrate the practices, trends and innovations in better business and incentive travel design. ... [ read more ]

Bridging the Gap: Trade Show Engagement - Wed, Jun 3, 2015 2– 3:00 PM EDT - Live Webinar (Event Concluded)

Published: Feb 24, 2015

The problem with trade shows today is the disconnect between organizers, attendees and exhibitors – each seeks something different and none really gets what it wants. Trade shows must evolve to emphasize Content, Community and Connection? But we need massive change. We have to eliminate barriers and reimagine the artificial separation of speakers, providers and exhibitors. A new approach emphasizing genuine content is required. Join industry veteran Bob Hughes and Allan Schweyer as they discuss trade show engagement 2.0.... [ read more ]

Again...Less Than 30% of Employees Are Actively Engaged

Published: Feb 23, 2015

Avatar Solutions recently announced the results of its annual analysis of employee engagement levels in the U.S., finding that only 29.2% of employees surveyed were "Actively Engaged," 58.8% were "Partially Engaged" and 12% were "Actively Disengaged." ... [ read more ]

BlessingWhite: In Search of High Performance

Published: Feb 23, 2015

Mary Ann Masarech, Employee Engagement Lead Consultant at BlessingWhite and a regular ESM Columnist, recently posted an article on her company’s website noting that a high-performance work environment is clearly the responsibility of everyone, not just the senior leaders of an organization, and that talent management and compensation policies play a key role. She includes tips to spark readers’ behavior – and that of their fellow leaders. Some highlights:... [ read more ]

Survey: Understanding Values is the Key to Engagement

Published: Feb 23, 2015

Don McPherson, President and Co-Founder of Minnesota-based Modern Survey, recently noted that when people say they know and understand the organizational values of the company they work for, those people are 51 times more likely to be "Fully Engaged" than ... [ read more ]

Marcus Evans Design Thinking 2015 Conference - 25-26 Feb 2015 - San Francisco, CA (Event Concluded)

Published: Jan 30, 2015

This meeting takes the delegation beyond traditional design application to achieve a balance of intuitive originality with analytic mastery to create business-focused outcomes that generate transformative, innovative and strategic change. Learn how to identify the unarticulated drivers of evolving customer segments and how to co-create with consumers at the front end of the innovation process. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference series, our expert speaker panel will explore proven and emerging strategies for the integration of insight into ideation and rapid prototyping to capture the needs of the market while keeping the innovation pipeline flush with disruptive products and services. The delegation will go beyond traditional design application to achieve a balance of intuitive originality (the hallmark of great designers) with analytic mastery (the hallmark of business leaders and engineers) to create business-focused outcomes that generate transformative, innovative and strategic change. ... [ read more ]

Employees More Likely to Quit Than Be Fired; HR Cedes Key Role

Published: Jan 21, 2015

The latest issue of BlessingWhite eNews notes that as we begin 2015, American workers are feeling more confident in the economic foundation their jobs depend on, but their expectations that their employer will support their career goals continue to wear thin. T... [ read more ]

Tapping Into the Power of Peers

Published: Jan 21, 2015

Globoforce reports that best-in-class companies know something about recognition. According to a new report from Aberdeen, more top performing organizations than ever before are leveraging peer-to-peer recognition to deliver results. Built from data drawn from Aberdeen’s The Power of Employee Recognition report, this new Aberdeen white paper shows how ... [ read more ]

Does Engagement Scale Well?

Published: Jan 21, 2015

Paul Hebert, VP, Solutions Design at Symbolist, notes in the current issue of Engagement Strategies Magazine that scale is the holy grail of today’s business world. Scale is all about getting more and spending less to get it. Even the engagement space isn’t immune to the ... [ read more ]

Achievers Honors 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Published: Jan 21, 2015

Achievers has announced the winners of its fifth annual Most Engaged Workplaces awards honoring the top 50 employers in North America that lead the way in engaging employees and making their workplaces more productive. Applicants were evaluated based on ... [ read more ]

Survey: Employees Less Loyal Than They Were 5 Years Ago

Published: Jan 21, 2015

Management’s view of a key aspect of engagement is not very favorable at this point. More than half of managers (52%) consider their employees less loyal than five years ago, according to a survey of more than 1,200 executives and managers by the American Management Association (AMA). Just over one-third (37%) perceive employees to be about as loyal as they were five years ago. The most telling statistic: Only 11% view employees as more loyal. This trend is even more pronounced among organizations with more than 1,000 employees. Just over 60% of respondents at large organizations consider employees to be less loyal than five years ago, compared to 44% of respondents at firms with fewer than 1,000 employees. Other highlights from the survey: • Declining employee loyalty is thought to harm organizations by causing low morale (84%), high turnover (80%), disengagement (80%), growing distrust (76%) and lack of team spirit (73%). • One-third (33%) of senior leaders believe employee loyalty has a direct link to profits. To read the full article, go to www.amanet.org/news/10606.aspx ... [ read more ]



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